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kyi. we have wonderful partners in the asian society and the blue moon society. and we have a great relationship with the state department. secretary clinton is here today. in number for colleagues are here. patrick murphy, michael kozak, and eric campbell could i would like to particularly recognize a couple of our board members. remember international of the three board. without her, don't think this event would have occurred. i would like to thank san suu kyi for coming. [applause] >> this is an extremely large and important pleasure welcoming you all here today. we welcome you and her delegation to washington. we have followed your struggle for these past two decades and have been inspired by your unwavering commitment to advancing human rights, justice in your country. secretary clinton, we are honored by your presence today. thank you for joining us, and thank you to your burma team for your leadership in strengthening u.s.-burma relations. my colleagues at the asian society are delighted to co-host today's event along with the united states institute of peace, and jim, thank
stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: longtime myanmar >> warner: for aung san suu kyi, one of the world's most celebrated democracy activists, it's the first visit to the united states in more than 40 years. and today the myanmar opposition leader was honored with the congressional gold medal at a ceremony in the capitol rotunda. from the depths of my heart, i thank you the people of america and you their representatives for keeping us in your hearts and minds during the dark years when freedom and justice seemed beyond our reach. >> warner: congress first granted suu kyi its highest award-- in absentia-- back in 2008, when she was under house arrest. part of a long ordeal that started in 1989, when the military-led government declared martial law and cracked down on all protest or dissent. suu kyi spent 15 of the next 21 years as a political prisoner. her determination was apparent when she was released in november of 2010. >> i must be honest and say >> warner: in january of this year, the nobel peace prize winner announced she would run for parliament. elections took place in april,
their crops from ever-stronger weeds. aung san suu kyi who is visiting the u.s. has been presented with the country's highest civilian honor, four years after she was awarded it a while under house arrest. she described it as one of the most movie does for life. >> committed the patriotic splendor of the u.s. capitol, something all too rare in washington, unity and joy. aung san suu kyi collected them medal awarded four years ago when george bush was president and she was under house arrest. >> i thank you, the people of america, and you, the representatives, for keeping us in your hearts and minds during the dark years when freedom and justice seemed beyond our reach. >> the ceremony was had been turned down after respect for the reformist government in burma to which aung san suu kyi paid a generous to beat. her american host new they were in the president of an icon. >> when her isolated had ended, we met her in person. we found not a symbol, but a woman. a woman of tremendous you are, honesty, grace. >> it is almost too delicious to believe, my friend, that you are here in the
aung san suu kyi during a speech to the united nations general assembly. here's patchari raksawong in bangkok with the details. >>> president thein sein's words of praise have special significance considering he served as prime minister during the harsh military regime. that same regime kept aung san suu kyi under house arrest for more than a decade. experts say his unprecedented remarks are another attempt to convince the international community that his government is committed to democratic reform. thein sein used his u.n. speech to congratulate aung san suu kyi for the award she received earlier this month from the u.s. congress. >> the president also expressed hope that western nations would soon lift all economic sanctions against his country. >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton met with thein sein on wednesday. she told him the u.s. would begin easing sanctions on trade. washington has already moved to lower restrictions on finance and investment. the obama administration will need to get approval from congress for the changes. some u.s. lawmakers remain concerned abou
kyi is a pro- democracy leader in myanmar. she was a speaker on tuesday in a discussion that focused on me approach -- myanmar's to democracy. this is about an hour and 20 minutes. >> welcome to all of you. what a thrill to be here with you. this is aung san suu kyi's first visit to the united states in 20 years. no? 40 years. [laughter] we have wonderful partners in the asian society and the full moon society and we have a great relationship with the state department's. a number of her colleagues are here. patrick murphy, michael posner, and in addition i would like to particularly recognize some of our board members -- including priscilla, and without her i do not think this event would have occurred. i would like to thank aung san suu kyi for coming and i would like to turn things over to henry anaphoric her remarks. -- henry get up for the -- henrietta ford for her remarks. [applause] this is an extremely large and important pleasure welcoming you all here today. we welcome you and her delegation to washington. we have followed your struggle for these past two decades and have be
suu kyi didn't travel for nearly 25 years. now she's on another trip abroad. she's visiting the united states to meet government and business leaders. she left an airport on sunday and headed to washington, the first leg of her two-week visit. members of the u.s. congress will give her the congressional gold medal. they decided in 2008 to present it to her. it's the country's highest civilian honor. aung san suu kyi won a seat in parliament in april. she's cooperating with the government's democratic reforms. president barack obama's administration eased economic sanctions against myanmar in july in response to those changes. she didn't leave her country previously. she feared the military wouldn't allow her to return home. she resumed overseas trips this year as a member of parliament. she visited thailand in may and europe in june. myanmar's president will be if had the united states at the same time as aung san suu kyi. he'll be attending a general assembly in new york. >>> businesses in thailand are gradually recovering after floods. but still struggling to return to pre-disaster l
of goods from burma. the opposition party led by aung san suu kyi has welcomed the lifting of the ban. the united states relaxed its financial restrictions after the country held elections earlier this year. here is out the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton justified the move. >> the united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial will relationship. we hope this will provide more opportunities for your people to sell their goods into our markets. >> our correspondent jonathan hefad has been talking to the speaker of the burmese parliament, one of the top generals and the old regime. she gets -- began by asking about the state of relations between the government and opposition parties. >> i have a good relationship with aung san suu kyi. what happened in the past is over. it is finished. i don't see any point in dwelling on it. because she also loves the country, for people, we have the same intentions. she was locked up for many, many years. the >> she was locked up for many years, and the former ruler could barely speak kerning. doesn't it feels strange to w
automaker, toyy ta -- toyota motor. suu kyi is visiting the united states for the first time since her release from house arrest. asking u.s. leaders to help rebuild her country wants them to ease sanctions and boost investment. suu kyi gave a lecture in washington tuesday, underby u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> we need the kind of help that has been given to us by the united states historically. in field of education, and health, in the field of humanitarian aid. >> she said he was grateful to the u.s. for supporting her country's movement to democracy, but she said the rebuilding work has only just begun. and urged u.s. businesses to invest in myanmar. clinton said she welcomes the democratic reforms, but noted myanmar still detains political prize is ne prisoners and has military ties with north korea. >> further reforms are required to strengthen the rule of law, increase transparency and address constitutional challenges. >> suu kyi will visit seven cities and reach out to myanmar nationals living in exile. >>> scientists from japan and the united states launched a p
to welcome aung san suu kyi to her first visit to the u.s. in -- we have the blue moon society, and we have a great relationship with the state department. secretary clinton is here today. a number of her colleagues are here today, patrick murphy, michael posner, and curt campbell. in addition i would like to rg a couple of our board members, george moose, judy ansley, perkins, and pricilla, without her i don't think this event would have occurred. i would like to aung san suu kyi for coming, and i would like to turn things over to henry etia -- henrietta ford for her remarks. [applause] i join with jim, and i want to tell you that this is an extremely large and important pleasure that we have in welcoming all of you here today. it is an event in honor of a remarkable individual, aung san suu kyi. we welcome you and your delegation to washington. we have followed your struggle over these past two decades and have been inspired by your unwaivering commitment to advancing human rights, equity, and justice in your country. secretary clinton, we are honored by your presence today. thank yofor j
for doing it. aung san kyi got her freedom back a few years ago, and received the nobel peace prize. our report from kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: one extraordinary woman, from a land more than 8,000 miles from washington. >> this is one of the most moving days of my life. >> reporter: aung san kyi has finally made this improbable journey, a visit to the oval office, a celebration in her honor, the highest award given by congress, the gold medal. a long-waited and emotional moment. >> i want to thank you, my friend, lady -- for teaching me at my age a thing or two about courage. >> reporter: the lady, in her native burma, a country also known as myanmar. she was respected as a peaceful fighter for human rights and democracy, against a brutal rule former first lady, laura bush. >> one of the most oppressive governments on earth, tried to silence her. >> reporter: she was kept under house arrest for more than 15 of the last 20 years. this is a habit. >> why? she answered if i was afraid of being killed i would never speak out against the government. >> reporter: awarded the nobel peace pri
rights and democracy in her home country myanmar. aung san suu kyi arrived in washington to get the gold medal she was awarded in 2008 but was unable to claim while under house arrest. kelly mcdonal has the story. >> reporter: one extraordinary woman from a land 8,000 miles from washington. >> this is one of the most moving days of my life. >> reporter: she's made this improbable journey, a visit to the ovl office, a celebration in her honor. the highest award given by congress, the gold medal. a long and waited and emotional moment. >> i want to thank you, my friend, the lady for teaching me at my age a thing or two about courage. >> reporter: the lady in burma, the country known as myanmar. respected as a peaceful fighter for human rights against a brutal military rule. former first lady, laura bush. >> attempted to isolate and silence one woman. >> reporter: she was cut off from the world, kept under house arrest for 15 of the last 20 years. fear, she said, is a habit. >> why? she answered, if i was afraid of being killed, i would never speak out against the government. >> reporter: a
the emotional visit to this country, by the nobel prize recipient, aung san kyi was awarded the congressional gold medal on her first visit to the u.s. since she was freed after years under house arrest. nbc's ann curry sat down for a rare interview with her today, she is with her in the studio today. >> that is absolutely right, aung san kyi endured 15 years of house arrest, fighting for democracy in myanmar, separated from her husband who was dying, before she was finally released. she is now a member of her country's parliament. and we again by asking her about her meeting with president obama >> it is a privilege, and it is also -- i like your president. >> reporter: did you ask him to lift economic sanctions on burma? >> i have already discussed this with members of your congress. >> but you would like to see the economic sanctions lifted? >> yes, i would like to see us stand on our own feet and not depend on sanctions to push us to democracy >> you have called it a beacon of hope, though flawed. you are a beacon of hope to so many. but what is the most important message that you have to
will be held next year. however, the minister's remarks soliciting murder is on show. >>> aung san suu kyi met u.s. president barack obama and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton on monday. she also met moon on friday in new york. she plans to cooperate with myanmar's president to promote national develop. >> i do support the easing of sanctions because i think that our people must start taking responsibility for their own destiny. >> during her visit so far, the opposition party leader has met with people from myanmar who fled government oppression. >> translator: i invite you all even if you are outside myanmar to come together and help our country. >> suu kyi will continue to call for reconciliation between the u.s. and myanmar and also among the people of myanmar during her visit to the u.s. which lasts until october 3rd. >>> japan's environment ministry has decided to study wildlife in no entry areas around the crippled fukushima daiichi plant in preparation for the return of residents in the future. the decision follows a number of reports about wild boars and monkeys from people w
to resources. aung san suu kyi embodies these qualities like no other. she was the recipient of asia society's 2011 global vision award that was given to her in absentia last january and we are delighted to have the opportunity to present it to her today in person. aung san suu kyi is the key of the national league of democracy, the n.l.d., and her biography is well-known to all and that's been led primarily by her tireless advocacy for democracy and for the rights of her people, much of that achieved over decades of detention. she was awarded the nobel peace prize in 1981 for her lifelong struggle in support of democracy, aung san suu kyi is an inspiration to the people of burma and all people in the world. as a special honor for me to present this award here today because i'm a long time visitor to burma. i'm a great fan of your country. it's a place that really touches your heart. i first went there in the mid 1970's and i have kept going back probably every year since the year 2000. there is a lot to love about burma. it's beautiful. it's bountiful, and i don't one can find a kinder or m
democracy, human rights, justice, and equal access to resources. aung san suu kyi and bodies these qualities like the other. she was the recipient of 2011 global vision award that was given to her last january. we are delighted to have the opportunity to present it to her today in person. aung san suu kyi is the chair of the national league for democracy. her biography is well known. much of her accomplishments were made during her decade of detention. she was awarded the nobel peace prize for her lifelong struggle and support of democracy. she is an inspiration to the people in burma and to all the people in the world. it is a special honor for me to present this award to her. i am a longtime visitor to burma. i am a great fan of your country. i first went there in the 1970's. i kept going back. and there is a lot to love about burma. it is beautiful and a bountiful. i do not think anyone can find a more kinder and resilience people in the world. i was involved with a great man who was a patriot and a man who would have been one of your great colleagues in nld. we spent many days and nights
aung san kyi myanmar myanm >>> on our broadcast tonight, damage control, mitt romney fighting back over that secretly recorded videotape. and what he said about the 47%. >>> bouncing back, good news tonight about a surge in home sales, but who really benefits? >>> would you believe there is a health warning out there about rice, potentially containing dangerous levels of arsenic. >>> and rough ride for american airlines, what ticket-holders need to know. >>> and a shining moment in the capitol today, an emotional tribute to a woman who paid a high price for freedom. nightly news begins now. >>> this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, these are tough days for the romney campaign, 50 days to go now until the election, they are dealing with something of a public relations disaster. video of the candidate speaking in an unvarnished way to what he thought was a supporter, there was a new route of attack for the president today. mitt romney, with members of his own party, republicans in politics who are desperately worried about the damage here. it is where we beg
medal. before s uh-huh kyi's visit, some were political dissidents and it was seen as an act of goodwill, but for many in myanmar, also known as burma, fear still lies just below the surface, and a critically acclaimed new documentary shows their fight for freedom son-in-law just beginning. >> they may be expecting to go to school, but they can't afford it, so this is their reality. >> schooling -- they put children to work. >> how old are you? >> 15. >> 15? >> yeah, 15. >> how old are you? >> 14. >> are you 14? are you 14? >> yeah. yeah, 14. >> this was shot secretly using just a handheld camera by the man who joins me right now, robert lieberman. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> so, mr. lieberman, you spent some time there teaching. what prompted you to say i need to start rolling some video here? >> well, i have been all over southeast asia, and i have always wanted to go into burma, and i had a chance to work with young filmmakers there, and i grabbed the opportunity. i was working in the state department. >> and what is it that you saw m images or the lifestyles of the p
to vote democratic. the burmese pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi is in the midst of her first visit to the united states in more than three decades. after spending 15 years under house arrest, aung san suu kyi recently was elected to parliament and allowed to travel abroad as part of the ruling burmese junta's efforts to ease its global isolation. speaking in washington, d.c., aung san suu kyi called for an easing of sanctions on burma. >> in the last years of military rule, the united states sanctions were blamed for all the economic ills of burma and other ills as well. there's great eagerness for the sanctions to be removed. on my part, i do not think we need to cling onto sanctions unnecessarily, because i want our people to be responsible for their own destiny. >> and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in chicago, as part of our 100-city election 2012 tour. chicago public school students are returning to classes after the governing body of the chicago teachers union voted to s
the burmese pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi who is currently on our first visit to the united states and more than three decades. >> i don't see why people should not sing whatever it is the one to sing. there's nothing wrong with singing. i think on the reason why people should not sing is if what they are singing is deliberately insulting or if they sing terribly. [laughter] i think that would be the best reason for not singing at all. i would like the whole group to be released as soon as possible. >> aung san suu kyi herself was jailed for years. in august, the three jailed members of pussy riot for sentenced to two years in prison for hooliganism aent their act was a form of political protest. speaking from inside a glass cage in the courtroom, jailed pussy riot #berea condemned putin's demonstration. >> p only > putin, we think not vladimir, but putin the system that he himself creative. [indiscernible] what worries me most is the opinion of the and regeneration is not taken into consideration. we believe the ineffectiveness of this is administration is evident in practically e
. that is an understatement indeed. this week burmese pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi meeting with the president, cabinet members and top leaders of both parties in congress for a rare moment, everyone in washington seemed to agree on something, her extraordinary legacy and role as a leader on the global stage. i had the chance to speak with aung san suu kyi, my conversation with her is coming up next. the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more [ russian accent ] rubles. eh, eheh, eh, eh. [ brooklyn accent ] 50% more simoleons. [ western accent ] 50% more sawbucks. ♪ [ maine accent ] 50% more clams. it's a lobster, either way. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card. with a 50% annual cash bonus, it's the card for people who like more cash. [ italian accent ] 50% more dough! what's in your wallet? ♪ but between check-ups, it goes through a lot. ♪ tartar builds and that feeling fades. with new listerine® ultraclean™, you can keep it dentist clean. it's the only mouthwash with proven tartar control and new everfresh™ technolo
aung san suu kyi from myanmar is in d.c.. she will meet with secretary of state clinton today and attend an event at the u.s. institute of peace. she will receive the congressional gold medal. she spent nearly two decades under house arrest. will also visit new york, the midwest, and california. >> the man accused of shooting a security guard in downtown washington is expected in court today. the man walked into the conservative lobbying group's building last month and shot the guard in the arm. he said he did not like the group's politics, the family research council. one of the worst animal cruelty cases ever. >> eric gaskin was responsible for a declawing of wto . >> these two 8-week-old kitten came to the washington humane society crying out in pain after and during her research cruelty at the hands of their owner. eric gaskin day claude the caps in such a primitive manner, the bones in their feet and legs were broken. they could not walk. doctors determined they would likely lead a life of long-term pain and suffering, so they had to euthanize the animals. >> by the time
in contempt for not handing over documents. aung san suu kyi will receive of the nation's highest honors this afternoon, the nobel prize winner and parliamentarians will be the congressional gold l during a ceremony in the capitol rotunda. d.c. is just one of the stops on day tour of the u.s. she will also visit new york, the midwest, and california. survivors of the d.c. sniper attacks and investigators met to those terrifying weeks. e shooting victim talks about what he recalled as a random armed robbery. he was shot five times. >> between september 5 and when , i was fearfult like everybody else. >> those leading the investigation talked about the work that went into the case. agencies working together to track down and them. >> the teachers movement move to its first strike in 25 .ears >> indians returning our schools purpose, theary education of our children. >> the tentative agreement includes a longer school day and new teacher evaluation system. still needs to be more than 25,000 teachers in chicago. the strike started last week after the union and the city on evaluation guidelin
freedom of speech. >>> pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi is on a tour of the u.s. she is one of the world's most iconic former political prisoners until she was released from house arrest in myanmar two years ago. today, she sat down with nbc's ann curry to talk about her mission. >> what is the most important message that you have to all the people around the world who are struggling as you have for freedom? for democracy? >> it's the same struggle for everybody everywhere. because unless we are free, we cannot really realize our own potential. and if we can't realize our own potential, we are like a crippled tree. it would be a stunted growth. and because of that, we all want to be free. free to be able to realize one's own potential. but obviously without hurting the chances of other people to realize theirs. >> you can watch more of ann curry's interview with aung san suu kyi tonight on "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> more on the emergency landing involving the plane carrying ann romney, the wife of republican presidential nominee mitt romney. smoke filled the cab
san suu kyi, a remarkably courageous woman whose cause i've taken a particular interest in over the years. suu kyi's story is so powerful it's almost hard to believe it's all true. her faith, aung san was assassinated when she was just a toddler. she lived in india for a time, worked at the u.n. here in the u.s. and eventually married and settled into a comfortable lifer with her professor husband and two boyce in oxford in england. that quiet, yo suburban life changed for every one night in the spring of 1988. she got a phone call that her mother had fallen ill back in burma. she left to take care of her the following day and arrived to find a revolution already under way. as her father's daughter, suu kyi was regarded as a natural fit to fill the role. years earlier suu kyi had had a premonition that her people might need her one day. so much so that when her husband proposed marriage, she agreed but on one condition: that if her people ever needed her, she could go. he agreed without hesstration. hess he agreed without hesitation. and more than two decades later, he made good
assembly. this morning, at the state department, suu kyi had a chance to talk about the work still ahead. there is a lot of work. i think one of the important reasons for her visit at this time is to remind us of how much more still lies ahead from strengthening the role of law and democratic institutions to addressing the challenges in many of the ethnic conflicts. the government and the opposition need to continue to work together to unite the country, heal the wounds of the past and carry the reforms forward. that is also key to guard against backsliding because there are forces that would take the country in the wrong direction, if given the chance. so, we in the state department and in the obama administration are certainly the first to say the process of reforms must continue. political prisoners remain in retention. ongoing ethnic and secretarial violence continues to undermine progress for stability and a lasting peace. some military contacts for north korea and further reforms are required to strengthen the rule of law, increase transparencies, and address constitutional challen
in myanmar, aung san suu kyi, was welcomed to washington today. she had been under house arrest for years by a military junta that has since given way to a reformist government. today, suu kyi met with secretary of state clinton. she voiced support for easing u.s. sanctions against the former burma, but she called again for all political prisoners to be freed. wall street struggled to get ahead today, as stocks were mostly flat. the dow jones industrial average finished the day with a gain of just 11 points to close at 13,564. the nasdaq was down about a point to close at 3177. an early leader of the environmental protection agency has died. russell train passed away monday at his farm on maryland's eastern shore. under president nixon, he helped create the e.p.a. in 1970 and became its second administrator. he also played a major role in pushing through landmark laws, including the clean water act and the endangered species act. russell train was 92 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we come back to the presidential race, and the sta
>> rose: welcome to the program, tonight aung san suu kyi the burmese pro-democracy activist in a conversation recorded early friday morning. >> i think the members of the u.s. congress have burma's best interests at heart. and the reason why they instituted sanctions is because they believed that it would help burma to proceed to its democracy. and now that i think most of them understand it's time for sanctions to be lifted to give us an opportunity to stand on our own feet. i'm sure they will be happy to do it. >> rose: also this evening wynton marsalis and garth fagan. their new piece is called "lighthouse/lighting rod" >> so i received a tremendous education from god and down through the years our companies are like familiment we work together, we go to their shows, they come to ours. so after allf this time, we collaborate very easily because we have a sensibility and understanding. and we as musicians understand what his style is about. >> its music for me, i become a member winton accepted as a choreographer. i don't dance to the music, i dance with the music. and i p
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